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>> it's happening in great city. let's hope it's great game. that's what's making news in america th >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> plan ahead for what might be another tricky morning commute in parts of the area. there might be some snow. good morning, washington. it's friday, after barry first period i am cynne simpson. >> i'm scott thuman. glad to have you along as we bring the workweek to an end. starting with meteorologist jacqui jeras to talk about what we are in store for. >> just a little light snow. it will not be a big deal this morning. best chance of accumulation is out of the beltway and off to the east of the metro. we have a winter weather advisory in effect for all of the metro area. you can see snow is coming down
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in culpeper and fredericksburg and waldorf and the eastern shore soon. i have not seen snowflakes in rocklin yet, but there are some snow flurries on their way. loudoun county, fauquier county, prince william stafford, charles, prince george's, anne arundel, dancewear we will see close to a half-inch. i remind you of there are a few areas that still have flooding issues. small rivers and creeks going within their banks later today. despite warnings in loudoun, jefferson, morgan, so be careful. wind chills in the upper 20's, low 30's. expect another breezy day. sunshine will be back for the afternoon. the weekend, half and half. the weekend forecast in a few
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minutes. first, from the belfort furniture weather center, steve hershorn. i see a lot of salt on the roads. >> here we are in montgomery county on 355 wisconsin ave as it becomes rockville pike. there's an accident blocking the ramp from northbound 355 onto the inner loop of the beltway. police are there. watch for that very early. not causing a delay, but you will be detour away from the ramp. the beltway near the american legion bridge looks pretty good right now. no problems around the beltway in maryland or virginia. back to you. >> thank you. now to the weather problems in the city of laurel. it is flooding. the good news is the waters are starting to receive from the patuxent river. >> the commuter lot by the marc trains station on lafayette avenue and riverfront park will
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reopen. jay korff has more. it is scary. >> hundreds of laurel, maryland, residents living near the river face a voluntary evacuation order. the water has already crept into backyards. >> it's probably 5 feet of water. >> the frustration is not limited to the storm system. residents and city officials believe the majority of the flooding was caused after wssc opened floodgates upstream, a decision that water company officials say they were forced to do to protect the integrity of the dam. >> . wanted to open up the gates -- they decided to open up the gates a couple days in advance. >> they did not communicate as best as they could half. correct the fast-moving river took more than a dozen commuters by surprise. >> unbelievable. >> drivers were warned not to
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park in this lot because it's prone to flooding. by the afternoon, the vehicles had to be towed away to higher ground and even still some sustained water damage. the commuters who hopped off the marc trains, their cars were gone. >> it was here this morning. >> she admits she made a bad decision by parking here. >> i don't know what to do. >> we spoke with authorities and they told us that each one of those vehicle owners will have to pay about $150 fee to get their car back. officials believe the worst is over here as far as the flooding goes, assuming we don't have another soaker in the next few days. jay korff, abc 7 news. >> the judge in the murder trial of a former culpeper police officer is expected to rule today on possible jury misconduct. daniel harmon-wright was convicted tuesday in the shooting death of patricia cook. on tuesday night, court
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officials found two dictionaries and thesauruses in the jury room. that is a violation of the judge's instructions. defense attorneys are seeking a mistrial. question no. ec high school is planning to send letters today about the attempted abduction of a student. a 16-year-old woodson high school student was walking on nannie helen burroughs avenue thursday when a man got out of an suv, grabbed her, and forced her into a vehicle. the girl's family samantha and groped her letter ago when she started fighting back. police are looking for the suspect. there's a recall for cold medicine. >> to tell us more about that and give us a preview of what wall street is watching today let's get to ellen braitman at bloomberg headquarters in new york. good morning. >> good morning. if it is the first friday of the month. we get stock futures a bit higher. the labor department releasing the january report a few hours from now.
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economists forecast 165,000 non- farm jobs added to the economy mass-market. cold medications being taken off the market because the child resistant caps fails to function properly. plyometrics syrup and theraflu voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer novartis. -- traminiciaminic. due to check out your medicine cabinet. avocado sales are booming at as super bowl sunday approaches. an about-face from burger king, not admitting the berbers in the uk did have traces of horse in them. more on that in the next hour. for now, i'm ellen braitman
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reporting for abc 7 news. >> all right. we will see you in a little bit. i'm holding my nose on that. it's 33 degrees. >> still to come, a humorous messages for incoming secretary of state john kerry, who will succeed hillary clinton. >> i will say john kerry has some mano's to fill. >>
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>> i'm with the baltimore ravens. good morning, washington. >> is good to hear coastthat from new orleans. take a look at this picture of the washington capitol. perhaps a few snow flurries coming down later. >> most of it is along the southern delbeltway into fauquier county. you might see a couple snow flurries very shortly. i wanted to show you who's getting most of the snowfall right now. we have a little line from south of alexandria, stretching towards manassas and towards warrenton and into culpeper. the second area we are watching is just pushing into leesburg
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and headed towards purcellville and bluemont getting some snow coming down. this will be just a dusting at best. everyone should stay well under an inch. we will be lucky to get a half- inch in the metro. timing of this is during the commute, so that's a concern. and it's a cold morning at 31 degrees at dulles, 20 in gaithersburg, 30 in winchester right alpa. 36 degrees in d.c.. -- 30 degrees in winchester right now. 33 degrees and snow flurries by 9:00. this is all over with before the noon hour, 35 and partly cloudy. 31 degrees for your drive home. the drive home will be a lot better. let's see how that drive is going with steve hershorn. >> not bad so far. springfield, moving smoothly. the springfield interchange looks good and continuing onto
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395. hov in the center of the screen. lockdown is also open. no problems. good to go on 95 and 395. accidents in montgomery county, you see the flashing lights. they were blocking the ramp from northbound 355 onto the inner loop. accident on the ramp. 355 is open and the beltway is open. access between them is limited. watch for police direction. that is northbound. back to you. >> thank you. it's friday morning,. 33, >> find out how much redskins game fans will have to pay next season. >> and beyonce response to questions over lip-synching during the national anthem. >> ♪ osa can you see it ♪ >> see what else
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>> welcome back. our top stories. officers and officials say water levels on the patuxent river did finally start to proceed. parts of the city were evacuated after wssc opened floodgates. there were trying to ease the pressure on a nearby dam.
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a woman apparently drowned when floodwaters inundated a homeless camp near laurel. a former coalculpeper police officer, his conviction could be thrown out by a judge if there was jury tmisconduct. and police are looking for a man who tried to kidnap and sexually assaulted a d.c. girl. she was let go after a struggle. it's we have a school delay. washington county public schools in virginia have announced they will be on the two hour delay due to the weather today. this is hillary clinton's last day as secretary of state. later this morning she will attend a meeting at the white house. around 2:30 she will leave her office for the final time. her successor, senator john kerry, will be sworn in later
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today. a rough day on capitol hill for president obama's defense secretary nominee chuck hagel. during his confirmation hearings, he faced intense grilling from republicans. >> were you correct or incorrect and you said that the surge would be the most dangerous part policy blunder in this country since vietnam? yes or no? >> my preference -- >> are you evading the question? >> republicans repeatedly questioned him about a study that he co-authored to call for an 80% cut in u.s. nuclear weapons. he has most democrats on this side. a confirmation vote for him next week. it could be a difficult weekend for thousands of metro riders. orange line trains will not be running between the federal centers southwest and cheverly. trains will not be running between federal center southwest and benning road.
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ben austen o'clock tonight until closing on sunday. shuttle buses will be available. -- blue line trains will not be running. red line trains will single track between farragut north and did sherri. green line and yellow line trains between l'enfant plaza to mount vernon, single-tracking. >> the ravens are getting used to the new surroundings in new orleans for their practices. >> the team said the artificial turf at tulane university was hard on their legs, so they asked to move to the st. facility which has grass. the 49ers are already training at that facility. >> the tune intune in tonight at 8:00 for our special. it will feature tim brant and leon harris and britt mchenry. >> beyonce finally admits she did lip-sync at the national anthem performance during president obama's inauguration.
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>> this was during an interview ahead of a super bowl halftime show. diana perez has more. >> ♪ >> we all remembered this. beyonce her angelic voice singing our anthem at the inauguration. when the troops was revealed that she lip-sync the entire song, there were a lot of shocked and disappointed fans. now that she is set to take center stage again for another beloved american tradition super bowl sunday, she wanted to set the record straight. >> would you guys mind standing? >> "the sing-off belted out an capello version of the national anthem, reminding the world she can sing. >> ♪ o say can you see
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>> our objective is to decide, reporters in the room could not help but share. -- objectivity aside. greg she did admit to using a pre-recorded track, but because she's up perfectionist, she says. >> i will absolutely be singing live. this is what i was born to do. >> she has been rehearsing for the halftime show for a long time. she says it is the reason she could not practice as often as she would've wanted to with band that played at the inauguration. abc news, new york. >> we have a heads up for redskins fans. it will start to cost you more to attend a game next season. the team announced thursday that ticket prices will increase maybe by 10 percent. and it will cost $40 to park and home games.
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this is a first price hike the team has been placed in seven years. >> its 4:50 right now. we're checking in with jacqui jeras. 34 degrees to start. >> we have a light snowfall at reagan national now. in alexandria, a little snow on the grass. and some snow in hagerstown and martinsburg being reported. a wave of snow showers moving in. we're under winter weather advisory for all the metro area? for the potential of up to an inch of snow. most of us will stay under that mark. just a little dusting. this is coinciding with the morning commute. 36 degrees is the temperature at reagan national, wind out of the southwest at 6 miles an hour. much colder than yesterday morning, but we do expect the wind to pick up in intensity this afternoon after a clipper. it's 28 in gaithersburg, 30 in frederick.
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morning snow showers today it 9:00 or so, and becoming partly cloudy and windy, temperature between 33 and 37. partly sunny skies tomorrow, 35. we will see snow showers again on sunday morning. i think we could see a little more on sunday than today. the seven-day forecast, and by the way tomorrow is groundhog's day. temperatures obama a little by the latter part of next week. a couple of weeks systems bring snow showers feeling much more like winter. -- temperatures increasing a little by the latter part of the week. coa>> between dumphries and the prince william parkway, the hov gates are slow to open it. so it's getting pretty heavy. gradually the gates are open from north to south from the
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prince william parkway down to dumphries, but not just completely open. 270 at 109 still looking pretty good. looking okay out of frederick county into montgomery county all the way down to the lane divide and on to the inner loop or outer loop of the beltway. rockville area bethesda, an accident was on the ramp from 355 northbound to the inner loop, looks like they are clearing that up. back to you. >> thank you. 4:53, 33 degrees. >> the district is going to the dogs. much more on a fun event for a great cause.
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>> restaurant in old town alexandria has been named one of the top places to want the super bowl. it than an average review of 4 out of 5. the nfl star knows how to create a business with a real football field. >> the washington humane society and's latest event, i was proud to be a guest at the annual affair in northwest d.c. it's a great event. that is dr. katy nelson.
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the event honoring local crusaders against animal cruelty while raising funds for helped homeles -- bonds to care for homeless pets. >> there is olive. >> she's having a good time. >> you did not dress her up last night for the big event. speaking of pets, check out this interesting weight loss plant for a fat cat in loudoun county >> . once a week, the owner takes her swimming in a pool. this is the only physical activity the feline will agree to do. if your pet is overweight, you should talk with your veterinarian about starting an exercise program and choosing a low-fat foods. obesity can cause a lot of big problem in cats including
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cancer. >> easy on your joints. it's 34 degrees 4:57. >> a new offering from facebook. we will te
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